David is worried when his father tells him that his new brother, Matthew, can't come home from the hospital. When they go to visit Matthew, David expresses concern about the tubes to which the baby is attached. His dad replies, "They help your brother breathe, and eat, and stay warm, David . . . . He can't do those things for himself the way most babies can." When David asks why, he's told, "Nobody knows for sure." Matthew finally comes home, and the family begins to adjust, but the one who adjusts best is David. This bibliotherapeutic tool describes the special circumstances involved in living with and caring for a physically challenged child. Each adult character models a different type of reaction to the situation. It's David, however, who reacts the best: he treats his brother naturally. The text is message driven, and the quality of the watercolor illustrations leaves something to be desired. Yet the story is genuine in its depiction of the impact of a "special child" on family life and in its intention to help ease the way. A book for parents and children to share, this is also suggested for large parenting collections.